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> Bacterial Vaginosis--or--embarrassing bad smell
Eralc Alegna
post Sep 27 2006, 05:50 PM
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Bless You neverending... Anyone else care to weigh in??

And a P.S., since all of you are still discussing remedies and actively researching this, have any of you had long term results with the boric acid (seemingly most popular) or something else? Or is it just an effective means untill it inevitably rears it's nasty head again? I'd at least like a month or two between rotten stages...
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neverending
post Sep 27 2006, 04:20 PM
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What pharmacies have you picked up the capsules/acid at?
You can go to any herbal /health food store and find the empty veg. capsules.I buy my Boric Acid from Wal-mart.

Do I ask at the perscription counter or are they on the shelves?
Depends on where you live.I get the Boric acid off the shelf at my local Wal-mart.

How much acid do I use and how often?
I use 1 cap during the day and at night I only use half a capsule

What sized capsules do I need?
I use the regular size capsule.Some ladies here use the 00 size.
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Eralc Alegna
post Sep 27 2006, 02:16 PM
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Hello All-

New to the forum because I too have suffered for too damn long with chronic BV. I'm interested in the boric acid treatments as I have never tried them and my regimine of vitamin C tablets and hydrogen peroxide douching hasn't seemed to help in the month or so I've been trying it.

What pharmacies have you picked up the capsules/acid at?
Do I ask at the perscription counter or are they on the shelves?
How much acid do I use and how often?
What sized capsules do I need?

I'm sure most of this has been covered in previous posts but forgive my laziness and un-willingness to sift through 27 some odd pages of horror stories.

Any replies are MUCH appreciated by myself and I'm sure my long neglected boyfriend...
THANKS!
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summerbabe
post Sep 27 2006, 01:37 AM
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Thanks guys, I went to the doctor today and she did some swabs, but said everything looked perfectly fine. I'm just waiting for test results, doc doesn't think it's a yeast infection but i'm sort of hoping it is cause that's easy to take care of!
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post Sep 26 2006, 09:45 PM
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Ok... So I told you all the fish smell was gone. And here's the newest scoop. This may seem a bit graphic, and I apologize ahead of time, in case someone is offended, however, I feel it's really important to state all the facts, just to determine if anyone else has experienced the same. So... I went to my boyfriends today, (Couldn't wait until this weekend), and everything started fine. I started out on top, and there was no smell what so ever. After about 10 minutes, My boyfriend rolled me over and got on top of me. At the first thrust, it was like he had gone in pretty deep and I felt almost like a popping feeling, way deep inside. THEN... all of a sudden, a HUGE horrible smell of raw dead fish was all around us. I had had no smell at all, up until that almost popping sounding noise. Therefore, I'm back on the idea (Sorry Sassy) that this problem is way "Deeper" then what the boric is able to clear up. I had made the decision not to go back on antibiotics, but, I'm not sure now that I have much of a choice. The smell was really bad. Almost like it was just waiting to "Explode". Probably the worst I've had to date. Anyways, any thoughts?
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Cashmeregirl
post Sep 25 2006, 10:11 PM
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Yes, Summer- if it's your first yeast/ infection def. go to the Dr. like Sassy says. You def. want to make sure. Good Luck!
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sassy
post Sep 25 2006, 08:35 AM
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Summerbabe...if you've never had a yeast infection, I would go to your doctor first. If you use a yeast medication and you don't have yeast, it will only be making things worse down there and throwing off the natural PH and balance of things. Besides, if you go to your doctor and you do have yeast, you can just get a diflucan pill which is one pill and no mess.
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summerbabe
post Sep 25 2006, 08:24 AM
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Hey Cashmeregirl, thanks for replying!

I do have a little bit, but no more than I've always had! I'm not experiencing any discomfort either (I've never had a yeast infection before, but I recall hearing that they make you itch, etc.). Maybe I should try one of those yeast infection remedies and see what happens? Anyone know which one is best?
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Cashmeregirl
post Sep 25 2006, 06:05 AM
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Hi Summer sounds like you most likely have a yeast infection. Do you have any discharge?


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summerbabe
post Sep 25 2006, 02:12 AM
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I hope I'm posting in the right place!

I'm not sure if I have BV or not -- I haven't really noticed any strong smell, but I'm experiencing a huge change in taste. I used to taste lovely and sweet wink.gif, but for the past few months it's gone to bread-y, almost like pasta (sorry that might sound gross but it's the best way I can describe it!). Does anyone know what might be going on???
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Cashmeregirl
post Sep 24 2006, 07:15 PM
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Hi All, got the Fem V test at Rite aid by me. You can look it up online and it will tell you where to purchase in your area. Very accurate test, I even called their home office to make sure of it! =) I am so paranoid...hoping that it's just yeast and not anything else still. Acually no mustly smell since I used my last Boric Acid Friday night ( after sex)

Yes, MY dr. is the best, she actually prescribed the Boric Acid herself since my Yeast was so stubborn, I'm hoping that she will give me another refill for it. I will ask her about it for you guys, not a prob. Glad to hear you are feeling better Jewels!!!! smile.gif


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jewelscando
post Sep 24 2006, 12:11 PM
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Cashmeregirl: Does your Doctor know that you are on Boric?? If not, can you ask him/her about it?? Please be our ginney pig!! We are all to scared to say anything. My smell isn't musty per say, it's more rotten. But not fish smelling either. I too have been on every antibiotic in the world, and Boric has taken the fish away. Also, I've been off boric for a week now, and starting using a Q-tip, once every few days or so, and the funk smell seems to be gone now. So, I don't know. I haven't had sex myself since August 19th. (Yes, I remember the day) wink.gif So, now, I'm just trying to get rid of the funk smell before next weekend. (YEAH, SEX NEXT WEEKEND!!)

Sorry, a Q-Tip of Tea Tree Oil.
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post Sep 24 2006, 10:28 AM
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WOW! That test sounds awesome... Where do you get that? Is it over-the-counter?
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Cashmeregirl
post Sep 24 2006, 07:16 AM
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HI everyone , Newbie to the board! Happy to find you guys! Anyway, been fighting infections since my Dr. had me on a wide spectrum antibiotic for a sinus infection about 3 years ago. Now I either have a yeast infection or BV. ( on and off of course) Can't take it anymore...I think I just want a new one!! Ughhh!! My Dr. gave me Diflucan for almost 2 months...still didn't work ...then I finally got the Boric Acid which did work...thank God, but my problem is something always always comes back. Went back to the Dr. and got the Boric Acid ...... seemed to help this time again, but now I am having a weird musty smell .....not sure if its still a yeast infection or if it could be BV. Although i tried the new FEM-V test. (anyone try that yet?) It's a pantiliner that can tell you from discharge if you have a bacterial infection......came out negative so now i am just confused ....going to gyno on Wed...just wanted to get anyone 's feedback..... much appreciated.....!!


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D double U
post Sep 23 2006, 09:44 AM
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Hey Ladies,

Haven't been here in a while. Well my BV as gone and come back again. I haven't been having sex but it always comes after my period. I wonder wuts that all about...

Didn't someone say that if you use this acidophillus stuff after the boric acid that it will help keep it away? Has anyone tried using the RepHresh after the boric acid treatment??
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pianogirl
post Sep 21 2006, 08:34 AM
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Hello Everyone,

I brought size 00 vegetarian capsules from a health food store and got some boric acid from CVS, my boric acid didnt have anything to roach killer but it had a huge skull and bones on the front. I will have to admit I was scared so with a pair of gloves I inserted the capsule but not too far up. I wore a pad and went to sleep when I woke up I had some of the acid mixed with discharge. I didnt smell anything at all ( I had sex last night before the boric acid and I could smell the BV). All seems to be okay I will continue to insert the capsules till my period comes (maybe tommorow). I noticed when I was inserting the acid into the capsules one of my gloves had a slight tear and some acid got on my hands, the acid made my finger very very dry.

I was wondering if you girls prepare a couple of capsules and keep them in an amber bottle or ziplock bag or something. I think I will prepare a few because it can get messy preparing these capsules in the bathroom. Also I inserted the capsules while laying down with my knees to my chest. BTW last time I saw my gyno was in May and shes treated me numerous times for BV including my partner. I don't get why doctors like to tell us that we are making a big deal out of nothing. THis is a serious condition especiallly emotionally. Many of us do not even like to have sex because we dont want to offend our partner.


Thanks for the info. and great advice.
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post Sep 21 2006, 05:11 AM
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I didn't mention it because I am scared they'll say something bad. But probably, she would just tell me that it's not safe and I should use antibiotics instead. I don't know. I just don't want to get lectured.
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jewelscando
post Sep 20 2006, 09:10 PM
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Well, went to a skin specialist today, because I developed a rash on my forehead. Thankfully, she said it was not an internal rash, and that over time, you can develop an alergic reaction to something that you never had a reaction to before. It's spread to my arms, but not as bad as what it is on my forehead. And like Sassy, I was to afraid to bring up the boric. Only because, she wasn't a gyno. I'm going to make an appt. with a Gyno here soon, and I'll tell them about the boric. Why are we so afraid to tell them???? hahahahah. I know why I am, because I don't want to hear anything bad about it right now!! I need to get in though cause I think mine is whatever it was that I called it before. Cause the fish is gone, but the funk is still there. Anyways, if you get the guts, call your Dr. back Sassy. If not, I'll mention it to mine, but it won't be for a few weeks I'm sure til I can get in.
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neverending
post Sep 20 2006, 03:56 PM
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My guess would be that the acid would eat up the latex but I might be wrong.Better to be safe than sorry!
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pianogirl
post Sep 20 2006, 10:53 AM
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Thanks for the advice girls.

My question now is..would it be okay to have sex (with a condom) while on boric acid or should wait to resume intercourse?

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